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Paramount+ hosted spinoff series The Challenge: All Stars is nearing its return with another season. Where was All Stars 3 filmed?

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Where was ‘The Challenge: All Stars 3’ filmed?

According to the popular spoiler account PinkRose, the cast was finalized around October 17, 2021, when they departed from Miami.

The Challenge: All Stars 3 was filmed in Panama.

Filming lasted for a little over a month as it wrapped up shortly before Thanksgiving 2021.

Jonna Mannion and MJ Garrett returned for ‘The Challenge: All Stars 3’ to defend their crown

Last season’s champs, Jonna Mannion and MJ Garrett, returned for The Challenge: All Stars 3 in hopes of running it back. Here are the other familiar players they’ll compete against:

Brad Fiorenza (The Real World: San Diego)  
11 seasons, 1 win

Cynthia Roberts (The Real World: Miami
2 seasons, 1 win

Darrell Taylor (Road Rules: Campus Crawl)
11 seasons, 4 wins

Derrick Kosinski (Road Rules: X-treme)
12 seasons, 3 wins

Jemmye Carroll (The Real World: New Orleans 2
8 seasons, 2 finals

Jonna Mannion (The Real World: Cancun)
7 seasons, 1 win

Jordan Wiseley (The Real World: Portland)
6 seasons, 3 wins

Kailah Casillas (The Real World: Go Big or Go Home)
5 seasons, 1 final

Kellyanne Judd (The Real World: Sydney)
5 seasons, 2 finals

Kendal (Sheppard) Darnell (Road Rules: Campus Crawl)
3 seasons, 1 win

Laterrian Wallace (Road Rules: Maximum Velocity Tour)
5 seasons, 1 final

Melinda (Stolp) Collins (The Real World: Austin
5 seasons, 1 final

Mark Long (Road Rules: First Adventure)
7 seasons, 2 wins

Maxie “MJ” Garrett (The Real World: Philadelphia
4 seasons, 2 wins

Nehemiah Clark (The Real World: Austin)
6 seasons, 1 win

Nia Moore (The Real World: Portland)
2 seasons

Roni Martin (Road Rules: Northern Trail)
3 seasons, 2 wins

Sylvia Elsrode (The Real World: Skeletons)
2 seasons, 1 final

Syrus Yarbrough (The Real World: Boston)
6 seasons, 1 win

Tina (Barta) Bridges (Road Rules: South Pacific)
6 seasons, 2 finals

Tyler Duckworth (The Real World: Key West)  
5 seasons, 2 wins

Veronica Portillo (Road Rules: Semester at Sea)
11 seasons, 3 wins

Wes Bergmann (The Real World: Austin
14 seasons, 2 wins

Yes Duffy (Road Rules: Semester at Sea)
4 seasons, 2 wins

Why Veronica Portillo and Nia Moore returned after taking a break from ‘The Challenge’

After appearing on The Real World: Portland, Nia Moore, 33, debuted on The Challenge: Free Agents (2014). She returned for Battle of the Exes 2 (2015), where she had her best performance to date but got disqualified before the finals.

Speaking to YouTuber Mike Bloom during an April 2022 interview, Nia claimed she only returned for rival-turned-friend Jordan Wiseley as she initially rejected the offer.


‘The Challenge: All Stars’: MJ Garrett Thinks He Has ‘More to Prove’ in Season 3

Three-time champ Veronica Portillo, 44, hadn’t competed since 2018’s Final Reckoning, when she went home before the finals. Veronica admitted she didn’t have the best time when she last competed in her cast interview published by the official YouTube page.

Additionally, the reality star has pretty much left the community and lives a “simple life” with a job and girlfriend. While the former champ didn’t know if she would ever come back, Veronica claimed she “had to say yes” when invited to All Stars 3 because “it’s not an All Star season without me.” The Challenge: All Stars 3 premieres May 11 on Paramount+.